Sky Bet Championship Matchday Sixteen: Millwall v Barnsley
Match Preview. Team News
Jacob Mellis is fit again after missing the previous two matches with an ankle injury but will probably have to settle for a place on the bench.
Luke Steele remains sidelined with his rather worrying back complaint. Peter Ramage is out with a thigh injury but Lewin Nyatanga should again feature after being named on the bench for the 0-0 draw with Doncaster before the international break.
Last time out - Barnsley Team:
Jean Yves Mvoto
Head To Head
Last Six Millwall v Barnsley results:
29/1/13 Barnsley 2-0 Millwall (Championship)
22/12/12 Millwall 1-2 Barnsley (Championship)
21/1/12 Barnsley 1-3 Millwall (Championship)
27/8/11 Millwall 0-0 Barnsley (Championship)
7/5/11 Barnsley 1-0 Millwall (Championship)
28/1/11 Millwall 2-0 Barnsley (Championship)
Millwall Wins: 18
Barnsley Wins: 18
Millwall Goals: 69
Barnsley Goals: 69
At Old Den (16) At New Den (7):
Millwall Wins: 12
Barnsley Wins: 5
Millwall Goals: 44
Barnsley Goals: 28
First Met In League: Barnsley 2-2 Millwall Saturday 22nd December 1928.
Biggest Win: Millwall 0- 4 Barnsley Saturday 20th February 1993.
Biggest Defeat: Millwall 4-1 Barnsley Saturday 28th February 1931 & Saturday 18th May 1963 & Saturday 1st September 1990.
Last Home Win: Barnsley (Chris Dagnall 56, Jason Scotland 67) 2-0 Millwall Tuesday 29th January 2013.
Last Away Win: Millwall (Chris Wood 80) 1-2 (Stephen Dawson 31, Marcus Tudgay 90) Barnsley Saturday 22nd December 2012.
Last Home Draw: Barnsley (Chris Lumsdon pen 58) 1-1 (Christophe Kinet 37) Millwall Saturday 2nd March 2002.
Last Away Draw: Millwall 0-0 Barnsley Saturday 27th August 2011.
Last Home Defeat: Barnsley (Jim McNulty 88) 1-3 (Darius Henderson pen 36, 39, 75) Millwall Saturday 21st January 2012.
Last Away Defeat: Millwall (Steve Morison 17, James Henry 37) 2-0 Barnsley Friday 28th January 2011.
Last Away Meeting:
Saturday 22nd December 2012.
Millwall 1 2 Barnsley
Wood 80 Dawson 31
David Forde, Danny Shittu, Mark Beevers, Adam Smith, Josh Wright, Liam Trotter, Shane Lowry, James Henry, Liam Feeney (Jack Smith 64), Darius Henderson (Dany N’Guessan 69), Chris Wood.
Unused Subs: Maik Taylor, Alan Dunne, Karleigh Osbourne, Scott Malone, Shaun Batt
Manager: Kenny Jackett.
Luke Steele, Bobby Hassell, Scott Golbourne, Stephen Foster, Martin Cranie (Scott Wiseman 20), John Stones, Stephen Dawson, Jim O’Brien (Marlon Harewood 73), David Perkins (Matty Done 84), Chris Dagnall, Marcus Tudgay.
Unused Subs: Ben Alnwick, Tomasz Cywka, Jonathan Greening, Danny Rose.
Manager: Keith Hill.
Still at respective clubs:
Millwall: 12 (Forde, Shittu, Beevers, Wright, Trotter, Lowry, Henry, Feeney, Dunne, Smith, Osborne, Malone)
Barnsley: 8 (Steele, Hassell, Cranie, Wiseman, Dawson, O’Brien, Perkins, Dagnall)
Last six 2013-2014 results:
9/11/13 Bolton 3–1 Millwall (Championship)
2/11/13 Millwall 2-2 Burnley (Championship)
26/10/13 Reading 1-1 Millwall (Championship)
19/10/13 Millwall 2-2 QPR (Championship)
5/10/13 Bournemouth 5-2 Millwall (Championship)
1/10/13 Birmingham 4-0 Millwall (Championship)
W: 0 D: 3 L: 3 F: 8 A: 17 GD: -9 Points: 3
9/11/13 Barnsley 0–0 Doncaster (Championship)
1/11/13 Ipswich 1-1 Barnsley (Championship)
26/10/13 Barnsley 1-1 Sheffield Wednesday (Championship)
19/10/13 Barnsley 3-2 Middlesbrough (Championship)
5/10/13 QPR 2–0 Barnsley (Championship)
1/10/13 Barnsley 1–1 Reading (Championship)
W: 1 D: 4 L: 1 F: 6 A: 7 GD: -2 Points: 7
Both these sides have won 18 of the 46 meetings, and both have netted 69 goals.
When these two sides last met Barnsley were seven points adrift of safety but won 2-0, and then won each of their next three league matches.
That result sealed Barnsley’s first league double over Millwall for 17 years.
The Reds have won three of their seven trips to Millwall’s current Den home, but won only two of 16 visits to the old Den.
The home team are usually the victors however when these side meet. As just mentioned Barnsley have won just five times at Millwall from 23 visits, whilst the Lions have only roared six times at Oakwell, also from 23 trips.
Barnsley’s win at Millwall in December of last year was Keith Hill’s final victory as Barnsley manager and the only one he managed in his final 14 matches.
Millwall failed to win any of their first six Championship matches under new manager Steve Lomas before winning three on the bounce. Those are the only three the Lions have managed however and they are now on a run of six without a victory (D3 L3).
They have not gone seven matches without a victory for two years.
Along with Barnsley, Millwall are the division’s highest conceders. Both sides have seen 31 goals fly into their net from just 15 matches- more than 2 a game.
The Lions have shipped 12 of those goals at home- only The Reds and Derby have conceded more home goals.
Millwall have picked up just 14 points from their 15 matches- their lowest total at this stage of a season since 2007-2008 when they had 13.
Lomas’ side have kept just one clean sheet at home this season, against Barnsley’s Yorkshire rivals Leeds.
Home form has been a big problem for Millwall in recent years. They lost 11 in front of their own fans in 2012-2013, the joint most in the Championship.
Millwall have tended to have sequences of results this season. Their record reads LLLDDDLWWWLLDDDL, so the next result should be a defeat!
Millwall manager Steve Lomas faced Barnsley six times as a player with Manchester City, West Ham and Queens Park Rangers, winning three and losing three.
Barnsley have gone four games without defeat for the first time this season, and the first time since the final four games of last season. The last time they went five league games unbeaten was January/February when they managed six, in the middle of a run of nine unbeaten in all competitions.
Last time out Barnsley picked up their first clean sheet of the season at the 15th time of asking. The last time they had back to back clean sheets were back in April- the last time they had actually kept a clean sheet before Doncaster.
Barnsley picked up their first point on the road in their most recent away game- at Ipswich, ending a run of six straight defeats.
The Reds are searching for their first away victory since the 9th February, a run of 15 matches.
Keith Hill (no not that one!):
2013-2014: Games: 13 Yellows: 40 Reds: 1
Hill has shown at least three yellow cards in each of his last six matches.
Last Millwall match: Birmingham 1-1 Millwall, Saturday 6th April 2013. (1 yellow for Millwall)
Last Barnsley match: Leicester 4-1 Barnsley, Saturday 5th February 2011. (3 yellows for Barnsley)
On This Day:
Played: 11 Won: 6 Drawn: 2 Lost: 3 Scored: 18 Conceded: 11.
Last match on the 23rd November: 2002. Stoke 0-1 (Reid) Millwall . ATT: 13,776.
Last win: 2002
Last draw: 1996
Last defeat: 1968
STAT! – Millwall have won their last two games on this date and are unbeaten in the last five.
Played: 14 Won: 5 Drawn: 2 Lost: 7 Scored: 15 Conceded: 19.
Last match on the 23rd November: 2002. Peterborough 1-3 (Sheron (2), Dyer) Barnsley. Att: 4,449.
Last win: 2002
Last draw: 1968
Last defeat: 1991
STAT! – Barnsley have won their last two on this date, but had lost both of the previous two.
Friday 22nd November 2013:
Doncaster v Yeovil
Saturday 23rd November 2013:
Sheffield Wednesday v Huddersfield
Birmingham v Blackpool
Blackburn v Reading
Bournemouth v Derby
Ipswich v Leicester
Leeds v Middlesbrough
Nottingham Forest v Burnley
QPR v Charlton
Watford v Bolton
Wigan v Brighton
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